Chickens and snakes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by coffeychicks, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So while my girls were free ranging tonight one found a baby snake. I was freaking out hubby and I chasing the hen to get the snake from her. She is running full speed to try to keep her prize. Total chaos. We got snake from her. Thank god it was a king snake it was released very minor injury and probably traumatized from chase. But my concer is how likely would a hen be at taking a snake bit. Just curious
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Very likely. My flock catches and eats small snakes like garters, mice and frogs frequently. And just about anything else that wont eat them first.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do you mean being bitten by a venomous snake?
    Where are you located?
     
  4. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I ment being bitten. I didn't proof read my post. I am in South Carolina.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'm sure it's possible and I would imagine it would kill the bird pretty quickly...but I don't remember reading many, if any, stories about it happening.
     

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